Israel's former Supreme Court judge Eliyahu Winograd Israel's former Supreme Court judge Eliyahu Winograd has lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister for Military Affairs Ehud Barak for their "extremely irresponsible" statements about striking Iran. Winograd on Sunday harshly criticized Netanyahu and Barak's assessment of Israeli casualties in case of a war on Iran, asking "No more than 500 killed? How do you know? Did you already count?" Barak claimed in 2011 that if Israel attacks Iran, "there will not be 100,000 casualties, and not 50,000 casualties, not 5,000 casualties and not even 500." "I'm not familiar with their [Netanyahu and Barak's] considerations, but their [statements] are extremely irresponsible." "The chiefs of the entire defense establishment - Shin Bet and Mossad chiefs past and present, Military Intelligence - they all oppose a strike but Netanyahu and Barak alone will decide?" Winograd asked sarcastically. On April 29, Yuval Diskin, the former director of Shin Bet, Israel's domestic security service, said Netanyahu and Barak were not worthy of leading the regime as they were making decisions "based on messianic feelings," and "misleading the public on the Iran issue." Israel's opposition leader Shaul Mofaz has also on different occasions warned against the disastrous consequences of an attack on Iran for the Israeli regime. He said on August 18 that, "I hope very much we don't reach such a war because it would be a disaster." The US, Israel and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program. Tel Aviv has repeatedly threatened Tehran with a military strike to pressure it to halt its nuclear energy work. Iran refutes the allegations over its nuclear energy program and maintains that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a committed member of the International Atomic Energy Agency it has every right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. Iranian officials have also promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country.